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Three-Star OT Brendan Brosnan commits to Penn State

Thee-star offensive tackle Brendan Brosnan committed to the Penn State Nittany Lions on Monday evening.

Brosnan originally committed to the Vanderbilt Commodores back on July 18, but with James Franklin’s move from Vanderbilt to Penn State, he decided to pull the trigger and join Franklin in Happy Valley, according to his high school coach, David Inserra via Steve Wiltfong of 24/7 ports.

“Big, big reason is Coach Franklin,” Inserra said. “We believed in him at Vanderbilt and what he was doing at Vanderbilt and what he was building, and when Coach Franklin left, we were hoping he’d be interested.”

Brosnan is ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 79 offensive tackle. He is commit No. 22 for Penn State in the class-of-2014.

“He hasn’t been there yet but everything about the football program, tremendous academics school, beautiful campus, he’s set on following Coach Franklin and playing in the Big Ten,” Inserra said of the reasons Brosnan is a Nittany Lion.

Brosnan, a 6’6, 275 lb. prospect, attends Maine South in Park Ridge, Illinois.

He chose Penn State over the Ball State Cardinals and Boston College Eagles, among others.


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